LDS girls, Do LDS Things, In LDS Ways... and this is exactly what makes an LDS girl, different from their peers. In a world, where most girls have no direction and no real reason for being "good" - LDS girls actually DO!

LDS girls who know who they are - make better choices.
So, I suppose you could apply the saying that "knowledge is power"? But even more important than a general statement like that... is knowing that the knowledge you embrace, just happens to be - the TRUTH.

LDS girls operate, and therefore make choices - that are anchored in eternal truths. Do LDS girls make mistakes? You bet they do! But after they hit themselves upside the head a bit for doing so - they will most always learn from those mistakes.

How can a girl know what is right, if no one ever offers her truth - by which to compare and analyze her choices, actions and the results that are caused by her use of agency? LDS girls are blessed to have been offered by loving parents, leaders and living prophets today - the TRUTH.

I honor these LDS girls from their teen years, and up to the time where they make the most important decisions of a young women today. Education, relationships and ultimately marriage and family. LDS young women are making good choices, based on their very personal experiences of utilizing the truth that they know, against that which the world would have them believe.

LDS girls know how to "Stand For Something" in a world that is fast becoming extremely wayward and lost to moral values.

So yes... LDS Girls Do LDS Things in LDS Ways, because they KNOW!


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A Temple Wedding For SHeDAISY's Kassidy Osborn

Kassidy Osborn is one really cool LDS Girl. That’s right, she and her two sisters Kristyn, and Kelsi make up the country music group known as SHeDAISY. Raised in Magna, Utah, as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, they now live in Nashville, Tennessee and are working really hard on their new album to be released soon called, A Story to Tell.

You would think that would be the big news, but NO WAY! The big news is Kassidy got hitched, yep, you got it, she got married to her longtime boyfriend Derek Williamson. You will never guess where they tied the knot...give up? They were married in the LDS Temple in San Diego, California.

"For being one of the most important days of my life, it couldn't have been more perfect and beautiful!", says Kassidy.

Congratulations Derek and Kassidy!

SHeDAISY will be performing at the Stadium of Fire on the 4th of July in their home state of Utah.

Make sure to watch for their upcoming new album, A Story to Tell... it should be awesome!

And if you want to keep up on all the SHeDAISY news follow them on TWITTER!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Mormon Channel iPhone App Now Available

FYI: The Mormon Channel radio station has just released the new iphone application. Now you can listen to great Mormon content on your iphone! It also works with your ipod! Best of all, it's FREE!

The new iPhone application is finally here! Get the new app for free in the iTunes store. And for users of other mobile phones, don't worry. Other applications are currently in development.


Monday, June 15, 2009

Heber Valley Camp for LDS Girls

Did you know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints actually owns and operates an LDS Girls camp in the mountains southeast of Heber, Utah?

The camp is called Heber Valley Camp and it is located on a tract of land that covers more than 8,000 areas. The building of the camp started in 2003 and each year they have added more facilities with the ultimate goal of housing more than 5,000 campers. Wow...that is a big LDS Girls camp!

On June 1, 2009 at Heber Valley Camp the general Young Women president, Sister Elaine S. Dalton celebrated with 2,300 LDS girls high on the mountain top, unfurling a banner to virtue. The Young Women value of virtue was added to the other values- faith, divine nature, individual worth, knowledge, choice and accountability, good works, and integrity- last November. Sister Dalton felt inspired to teach the LDS girls the counsel from the Lord contained in the Doctrine and Covenants asking us each to walk in the paths of virtue.

She told the LDS girls that were with her at the camp, “"So while you are here at Heber Camp and while you are walking on those paths, I hope that you will think about what the path of virtue will look like in your life. Sometimes it will be narrow. Sometimes it will be steep. But you are climbers. And you are not meant to be valley dwellers. You are meant to be up here in high mountain tops overlooking the grand vista you have. You are here on this Earth now for a glorious season and for a glorious purpose."

Sister Dalton explained to the girls that she had visited the camp before it was constructed and had wondered if making the camp would really be possible. She added, “"the Heber Camp is more magnificent than I could have ever dreamed. You are standing on ground that was foreseen by prophets of God for the very purpose to build and strengthen you, to strengthen your faith and testimony of Jesus Christ so that you might become the leaders of the next generation."

The beauty of Heber Valley Camp is one in which the “mountains shout for joy.” The beauty of the camp is like the beauty of each LDS girl.

"These are no ordinary days and you are no ordinary young women," Sister Dalton said. "Remember that. Let that sink into your hearts in the quiet of Heber Camp. Then when you go back to your homes, don't let anyone persuade you otherwise.

"It is my prayer that this day, here in the tops of the mountains, you will resolve to arise and go up to the mountain of the Lord – the temple. That you will resolve to stand for truth and righteousness."

Find out more about Heber Valley Camp at this link.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Come Up To The Mountain- The Oquirrh Mountain LDS Temple Celebration

This August, the 130th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints will be dedicated in South Jordan, Utah. It will be the 13th temple located in Utah and is called the Oquirrh Mountain Temple. “Oquirrh” is a Goshute Indian word meaning “wooded mountain” or “shining mountains”. It is pronounced “oak-rr”.

The youth of the surrounding area have been anxiously awaiting the dedication of this temple and have been involved by participating in a grand celebration held at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on May 29-30. They have practiced their performances for months to be ready for the event. Not only have they practiced but they have become involved in a media presentation of the event for the entire world to see. A blog called Come up to the Mountain was formed to inform and include anyone, in any area, in the celebration. They have even started a project called “What will I give” to coincide with the temple dedication.

In their own way, these cool LDS youth have made the Oquirrh Mountain Temple a part of their lives. In what way can you make the Temple a part of yours?

Friday, May 22, 2009

LDS Surfing Champion Joy Monahan

Did you know that the Women’s Longboard world champion, Joy Monahan is one cool LDS girl? Being raised in Oahu Hawaii, Joy is the first Hawaiian female to gain the ASP Women’s World Longboard Champion title.

Joy Monahan attends BYU Provo, so training for her sport can be trying at waves!

Joy is not only really cool because of her surfing skills, she is also a really great example of someone who really tries to live what they believe. Featured in the May 2009 New Era magazine, an article called “Pure Joy” talks about Joy’s commitment to modesty.

“When a Hawaiian swimsuit company approached surfing pro Joy Monahan and offered to be her sponsor, the Honolulu native had some reservations. ‘I told them, ‘I really only wear modest one-piece suits.’’ So they worked with Joy to design a swimsuit that was both modest and functional for surfing. They even named it after her, and it has since become one of the more popular swimsuits of their line.

It’s also the one Joy wore last July in Biarritz, France, where at age 23 she topped 47 international competitors to become the Women’s World Longboard Champion. The first surfer from Hawaii to win that honor, she calls the experience the fulfillment of a longtime dream.

‘I just started to cry when I heard the final horn blow and I knew that I had won,’ she says with a smile that stretches almost as long as her surfboard. ‘I’d worked so hard on that goal.’

Joy stands out not only on the waves, but also among her peers for her high standards. She says that most people know she won’t do things like smoke or drink, and they respect her decisions.

‘At the awards ceremony after the championship, the girls were spraying each other with champagne. Most of the girls knew that I didn’t drink, but one girl poured a beer on my head,’ she explains. ‘The other girls were like, ‘You can’t do that to her!’ So she came back with a water bottle and sprayed me with water instead.’

Being ‘the Mormon girl’ and sticking to her principles isn’t always easy, Joy says. ‘For example, it’s hard, wherever you live, to be modest because so much of fashion is very revealing. It takes a little bit of courage to stand out and be different.’

But it’s worth it. ‘Whether it’s easy or it’s hard, do what you know is right. Then you can feel good about yourself.’

Joy lives up to her name. She’ll quickly tell you that the joy she feels comes from living the gospel. ‘It changes lives and makes them better. Along with my family, it’s my number one priority.’”

Thank you Joy Monahan for being one really cool LDS girl.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Are You The Same As Other Mormon Girls?

Do you consider yourself the same as other LDS girls? I mean, are you alike when compared to your friends who are Mormon, too? Most of us consider ourselves unique, and might even take pride in being different. As I have the opportunity to meet and hang with many different "types" of LDS young women, I am amazed at how different they really can be. But what I love best, is that in those things that truly "matter", most LDS girls are very much on the same page. And that is a GOOD thing!

We can appreciate the differences in each other, by our talents, opinions, activities, looks, etc... but we must also value those things that make us ONE. These are the exact things that will ultimately draw others to us, as well.

Think about it?
Have you recently had a difference of opinion with another member of the Church? Probably so. You know, we don't all think alike, regardless of our religious teachings. However, we become and remain unified by our understanding of eternal principles, that become all of our ultimate guides.

I don't always agree with other members of the Church, about this or that -- but I do know that for the most part, we are all striving to live the principles of the gospel in the best ways we know, and understand.

I enjoyed this video about"What Mormon Teens are Like", because of this very example of how our lives help to strengthen each other, and our desire to live the gospel every day!

What's Important To Most Mormon Girls


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Have You EVER Thought LDS Leaders Are Out Of Touch?

If you've ever thought that our LDS leaders are out of touch with reality, you might just change your mind after watching this video about Sex, Pornography, and Immorality!

Sometimes when we just listen to a talk during conference, it's easy to just let slide by what these inspired men are trying to tell us - thinking they don't get it. But listening to this disciple of Jesus Christ, along side of this stunning imagery - might just cause you to re-think - that these guys DO know a thing or two!

The Truth about Sex, Pornography, and Immorality